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Here's Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Marijuana

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Last year was truly exceptional for the marijuana movement. In fact, it may go down as the best year on record. In total, five new states legalized medical cannabis, two of which (Ohio and Pennsylvania) did so by passing up ballot initiatives and legalized medical pot …

Drop in marijuana prices mean trouble for state tax revenue

The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. …

Start a Business: 9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea While Keeping Your Full Time Job

Think you have a great idea for a new business, but want to make sure? Here's how -- without having to quit your full time job.<p>You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work -- and you're definitely not ready to quit your full-time job and dive right in. Is it possible to …

Live Like You Don't Give a F*** By Caring Strongly About Just a Few Things

From time to time, it feels like it would be nice to just stop giving a crap about the rat race and do what you want. The below video (which contains …

Fight Club

25 Go-To Phrases That Will Make People Like You More

Think of this as a charisma cheat sheet. The best part is that if you use it, you soon won't need it.<p>I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke …

A new federal report says it costs $233,610 to raise a child — here's where that money goes

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that a middle-income family will spend $233,610 on a child from birth through age 17, and that doesn't include college costs. See where all that money goes.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

3 Eye-Opening Things Marriage Therapists Instantly Know About a Couple

For better or for worse, therapists and psychologists have a sixth sense–like ability to cut through the noise and pinpoint the underlying truth. …

5 Ways to Build Killer Relationships With Customers

The best type of customer is a repeat customer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a serial entrepreneur, I know firsthand how important it is to connect with customers. Building relationships is key to learning your customers’ needs. And, you may gain more returning …

Customer Experience

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Demand for secret messaging apps is rising as Trump takes office

Two weeks after the US presidential election, Reverend Rebecca Bryan stepped up to her pulpit in the Boston suburb of Brookline and looked out on her congregation. The liberal Unitarian Universalists at First Parish were already gearing up for political action, a central tenet of the church’s …

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

A year ago, I quit my job to start a business — here's what I wish someone had told me at the beginning

My goal was to create a life where I could travel more, learn more, have greater ownership over my time, and work in my pajamas.<p>I spent six months preparing, but I still wasn't prepared for the plot twists, the highs, and the lows.<p>Over the last 12 months, I've collaborated with 29 clients from …

Entrepreneurship

Build a Basic Kid's Bed Frame You Can Easily Customize

If you need a bed frame that will fit the theme of your kid’s room, you can try building it yourself instead of shopping around. This bed frame is …

Carpentry

Sony Ultra-Short Throw Home Cinema - Ape to Gentleman

Just when you were considering investing in a new 4K TV, Sony today at CES 2017, announced the latest addition to its Ultra-Short Throw Home Cinema …

Home Theater

Build Your Own Old-Fashioned Looking Chandelier For About $40

Chandeliers are by no means cheap, but if you’re a fan of a more rustic aesthetic, YouTuber Darbin Orvar put together one using a set of string …

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

Personal Finance

The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones

The world tends toward continuums. We order everything from temperature (cold to hot, with tepid in the middle) to wealth (poor to comfortable to rich). Continuity along a linear line, like the inexorable laws of hydrodynamics, helps to capture and comprehend the complexities of science and …

7 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Handle Year-End Stress

The holiday season may be all about selflessness, but a little self-awareness still goes a long way.<p>It’s no secret that the holiday season can be pretty stressful. Health experts at the Mayo Clinic note that the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s tends to find people’s usual stress levels …

Watch These 5 Remarkable TED Talks to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

According to psychologist Daniel Goleman and others, boosting your emotional intelligence can make you happier and more successful.<p>Improving emotional intelligence--often shortened to E.I.--has lately been at the forefront of many people's minds. At its core, emotional intelligence is the ability …

Emotional Intelligence

Who You Can Trust With Your New Business Idea

When you have a great idea, who can you trust it with?<p>I founded TeleBrands, the company behind “As Seen on TV” household products, more than 30 years …

Reefer Gladness: An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Marijuana Boom

<b>BRAVE NEW WEED</b><b><br>Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis</b><br>By Joe Dolce<br>275 pp. Harper Wave. $25.99.<p>On the same evening Donald Trump became the president-elect, four states — California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and three others voted to allow it …

This 80-year-old woman makes money by watching internet surveillance cameras all day

From her home in Ballyhalbert, Barbara Morrow scans up to six different camera feeds a day, waiting and watching for suspicious activity from inside stores and on city streets more than 5,000 miles away.<p>"I just like catching shoplifters," she says. "I think I should have been a vigilante or …

Surveillance

How to Take Back Your Life and Unsubscribe From the Drama of Everyday Living

“You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding.” …

Happiness